ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 4721
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Narrative:Written off when crashed 31/12/1970: aircraft observed maneuvering at low altitude near power lines prior to accident.Tail rotor hit power lines and helicopter crashed inverted. Pilot killed.
Bell 206A JetRanger
|Owner/operator:||Don B Atkinson|
|C/n / msn:|| 295|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Bakersfield, Kern County, CA -
United States of America
|Phase:|| Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)|
|Departure airport:||Meadows Field, Bakersfield, CA (BFL/KBFL)|
|Investigating agency: ||National Transport Safety Bureau (NTSB) - United States of America |
Per the NTSB accident report "pilot failed to see and avoid objects or obstructions" whist engaged in "unwarranted low flying"
Registration N22DA formally cancelled by the FAA on 25/2/1971
||Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]|